My father’s birthday was June 17. As a result, his birthday sometimes fell on Father’s Day.
For Tobin, whose son is a young black man living in America, it’s also a very personal issue. “My privilege does not protect him,” she said.
The unique combination of these words shape who I am as an individual. I’ve recently thought about which word comes first-- am I an Asian Jew or a Jewish Asian?
A Father's Day tribute to the white grandfather who raised me to be a proud biracial Jewish man.
"Did you like bacon before you were Jewish?" This question from one or both of my sons comes up periodically, at the dinner table, or in the car.
The acceptance of Jews of color is important to Gary and Diane Tobin, leaders of the Institute for Jewish and Community Research in San Francisco, who want to see the same for their sixth child, 21-month-old Jonah.
The F Word is an honest yet humorous story of queer couple, Nicole and Kristan’s, journey into parenthood as they seek to adopt a child from foster care in Oakland. They introduce us to many voices in the foster care world including birth families, foster youth, and adoptees, learning from them as they wrestle with the systemic racism and classism they discover along the way.
The need for Be’chol Lashon’s work to create a racially and ethnically inclusive Jewish community is greater than it has ever been.
The “Derby Bunch”, or “Six Pack” as my parents like to call them, are a motley crew of grandkids – three of each gender – born within a six-year span to my two siblings and myself. And though all Jewish, we are spread across the ethnic and denominational map as well.
When my sister and I walk into any Jewish setting we can get looked at differently and asked strange questions. This is because I am the white biological child of two white parents, and my sister is biracial adopted child of the same two white parents.
You were two days old, and we had known about you for just one day, since the adoption agency director had come to find me the day before to tell me that a baby had been born whom she believed was meant to be our son
When my husband and I decided to adopt our daughter, we studied and discussed what it would be like as white Jewish parents raising an African American child.
Welcome to “Fresh Off the Boat,” Episode 8, “Phillip Goldstein.” Phillip is Chinese, yes. He’s also the adopted son of Jewish parents.
She wasn't half-black like me, I was sure of that. But since we were at Shul, I determined she was Jewish like me. And I'd never met another Jewish person who wasn't white.